Aconcagua Base Camp Trek, Треккинг к Базовому Лагерю Аконкагуа
|Type of Climb:||
South America, Argentina: (Mendoza)
4 250m / 13 944 ft
1 510m / 4 954 ft
75km / 47 miles
15 Nov-30 Apr;
Difficulty: Moderate/ Challenging
Cellular Network: No
The route to the base camp of Aconcagua in its first part runs along the riverbed Horkones which you will have to traverse a few times during your trip. Sometimes the water level is low enough and you do not get your trekking shoes wet. But sometimes (especially after snowy winters) in order to traverse the river you will be made to find another way or use a temporary bridge made of large stones. In this case, there is a high risk of wet your shoes, so some tour-agencies suggest their clients to take a sport sandals or water shoes for river crossings. This, of course, can be done barefoot, but there is a high risk to cut you feet with a sharp stones.
|Base Camp Elevation:||2 740 m / 8 990 ft|
|Summit Camp Elevation:||Please update|
|Accommodation in Base Camp:||Both - huts and tents|
|Accommodation above Base Camp:||Tents only|
|Number of Camps:||2|
|Avg. Cost:||700 USD|
|Descent Route:||Another Route -Please update|
|Specify descent time:||25 Day(s)|
2 700 m / 8 858 tf
|Small city near the entrance to the Aconcagua Provincial Park. As a rule climbers have an overnight at Penitentens' hotels before crossing the border of the park.|
2 950 m / 9 678 tf
|Ranger's Station at the entrance of the Aconcagua Provincial Park. Here your climbing permit will be checked by rangers.|
3 368 m / 11 050 tf
|Intermediate Camp located above national park entrance. It has a volley-ball court, tent-cafe and shower. Usually climbers spend a couple of nights here to acclimatize before approaching the Base Camp.|
4 200 m / 13 780 tf
|Base Camp for those who are going to climb Aconcagua South Face.|
Plaza de Mulas
4 250 m / 13 944 tf
|Plaza de Mulas is the biggest base camp in Aconcagua Park. It has some tent-restaurants, Internet-cafes, hot shower service and even a bar that situated by 20 minutes walk in the Refuge "Hotel".|
From the Horcones Park Entrance, where you will get your permits checked at the Ranger station. Here your personal equipment will be picked up by the mules. They will transport it to base camp Plaza de Mulas. Carrying only a day pack you head off to Camp Confluencia by walking 4 or 5 hours. Overnight in Confluencia.
Acclimatization trekking to Plaza Francia. The trek takes about 5 hours until you arrive to Plaza Francia, base camp of the impressive Aconcagua South Wall. This is one of the nicest points of the expedition. Then way back to Camp Confluencia for overnight.
Approach from Confluencia to Plaza de Mulas. After 8-9 hours hiking across “Playa Ancha” and climbing up through a very steep path, you reach Plaza de Mulas, the biggest base camp in Aconcagua Park. In the end of the day most of the climbers will feel the altitude.
Rest day at Plaza de Mulas. The first day in Base Camp is always a rest day and a good occasion to take a bath and explore the local terrain.
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